State of Inequality
You heard a lot about wealth disparity and the top one-percent in last year's presidential election. The top one percent in the United States earns about 38 times more than the bottom 90 percent. The average CEO salary is a staggering 335 times the average worker salary. Such disparities exist between communities too.Posted — Updated
The half-hour WRAL documentary “State of Inequality” examines the wealth divide between people and places in North Carolina. It profiles someone in the top one-percent and someone living below the poverty line. It looks at their common bonds, different paths and their shared view on the issue of income inequality. The documentary also profiles Wake and Bertie counties and examines why they are on opposite ends of the prosperity scale. “State of Inequality” also explores the effects of wealth disparity and possible solutions to lessen its impact.